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Hiding books, buying burqas: Kandahar prepares for Taliban rule

Aug 13th 2021 by Ruhullah Khapalwak When the fighting got so near that the walls of his house shook, Abdul, a retired teacher in Kandahar, decided it was time to hide his books. Reading has been a respite for Abdul since the Taliban began their extraordinary advance on Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second city, a few months […]

Saturday: Feldman’s Books to celebrate new Curtis Street location

Feldman’s Books, Menlo Park’s 25-year-old and last remaining used bookstore, has relocated from one of the city’s oldest buildings on El Camino Real to 1075 Curtis St. The move to a more central downtown location has owner Jack Feldman and apprentice Aidan Stone discussing new ways to engage the community that the shop hasn’t been […]

Food for thought: Tasty Reads book club explores culinary literature – Charleston Gazette

HUNTINGTON — If there’s any truth to the idea that you are what you eat, then maybe the members of Cicada Books and Coffee’s popular Tasty Reads Book Club should adopt a new slogan: you are what you read. The club started in January of 2019 when two Dawns — Cicada owner Dawn Hylbert and […]

Senators Use Campaign-Donor Money To Buy Their Own Books

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) spent $19,000 of campaign funds on purchases from her book publisher in 2020. WireImage At least six senators who disclosed receiving income from books in 2020—Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)—apparently used money from campaign donors to buy their own […]

4 Poetry Books to Read This Week

Gregory Cowles?? Reading in Connecticut PILGRIM BELL: Poems, by Kaveh Akbar. (Graywolf, paper, $16.) Akbar’s second collection, after “Calling a Wolf a Wolf,” extends his exploration of addiction, sobriety and the uncertain consolations of faith as a Muslim in America: “My sins / were practically devotional,” he writes. Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/08/12/books/new-poetry.html

Her Books Show the Lifestyles of the Fictional and Famous. She’s Poised for Some Fame of Her Own.

“Malibu Rising” is the follow-up to her 2019 novel-as-oral-history, “Daisy Jones the Six,” which explores the frictions and affections between members of a 1970s rock band. It reads like the backdrop to a Joni Mitchell song. “Daisy Jones” was selected by Reese Witherspoon for her book club in 2019, and is now being produced by […]

13 New Books We Recommend This Week

John WilliamsAssistant Editor YEAR OF PLAGUES: A Memoir of 2020, by Fred D’Aguiar. (Harper/HarperCollins Publishers, $26.99.) I LIVE A LIFE LIKE YOURS: A Memoir, by Jan Grue. (FSG Originals, $17.) BLIND MAN’S BLUFF: A Memoir, by James Tate Hill. (W. W. Norton Company, $25.95.) Three new memoirs about affliction have a lot to say, our […]

New Books That Look at the Pandemic and Its Consequences

Readers will likely come to this far-reaching cultural history of quarantine as a public health tool with more personal knowledge about its subject than Manaugh and Twilley anticipated when they began working on their book, long before our current pandemic. The architecture and science writers marry the history of outbreaks both distant and modern (bubonic […]

How We Chose the 100 Best YA Books of All Time | Time – TIME

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Sherman Alexie The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain Alabama Moon, Watt Key The Alchemyst, Michael Scott Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll American Born Chinese, Gene Luen Yang Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne Frank Anne of Green Gables (series), L.M. Montgomery Are […]

Essentials: 7 Illuminating Books on Photography

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. While the first photograph was created a decade earlier, 1839 is the year that photography was made practical by the introduction of the daguerreotype, the salt print, and other technologies. Within a decade or […]